Andrew Bynum was once thought of as the best center in the NBA, but knee injuries have unfortunately turned Bynum into a role player at age 26. The Cleveland Cavaliers took a flier on the injury-prone seven-footer this offseason, and so far the Cavs are kicking themselves for throwing Bynum a contract worth $6 million of guaranteed money. Through four games, Bynum has averaged less than 13 minutes per game and has admitted that he’s taken a step back from his Los Angeles Lakers days.
Here’s what Bynum said on Thursday that has a ton of sports fans wondering just how serious Bynum’s knee injuries have become:
I’m a shell of myself on the court right now. I’m just struggling mentally.”
These comments are definitely surprising, yet Bynum has had two knee surgeries in the last calendar year, so it’s not a total shock that the NBA star’s confidence has taken such a large hit.
On top of that, Bynum even hinted at retirement after the season. To be honest; there’s no reason for Bynum to keep playing professional basketball. This guy has made his money and it’s time for him to walk away from the game while he still can.